[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position: Population Coding in the Retina

Tim Gollisch tgollisch at neuro.mpg.de
Wed Aug 5 17:10:40 CEST 2009

A postdoctoral research position (2+ years) is available to investigate the neural population code of the retina in the lab of Tim Gollisch at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Munich-Martinsried. We study information processing and neural coding in the retinal network with a combination of electrophysiological and computational approaches. For more information about the group, please visit http://www.neuro.mpg.de/english/junior/visualcode/.

We are looking for a highly committed scientist with experience in neuronal data analysis and good computer knowledge. The successful candidate will work on a combined computational and experimental project that aims at bringing together electrophysiological recordings from the retina, automated data analysis, and feedback to the visual stimulus generator in order to perform closed-loop experiments. These will be applied to studying population coding in the retina with methods from signal detection theory and information theory.

The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating, lively, and international scientific environment provided by the Max Planck Institute (http://www.neuro.mpg.de) as well as the nearby university and Munich Center for Neurosciences (http://www.mcn.lmu.de). The research group is also associated with the Munich Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (http://www.bccn-muenchen.de), which provides an additional platform for interactions with scientists within the Munich area and beyond.

For information or to apply, please send an email to Dr. Tim Gollisch (tgollisch at neuro.mpg.de) and include a statement of research interests and a CV.

Dr. Tim Gollisch
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Visual Coding Group
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried-Munich, Germany
Email:  tgollisch at neuro.mpg.de
Tel.:  +49 (0)89 8578 3496
Fax:  +49 (0)89 8995 0123

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